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Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 171. Ms O. Mitchell Information on Olivia Mitchell Zoom on Olivia Mitchell  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the future role and designation of Monaghan Hospital; and the way in which the local people are to be provided with accident and emergency services and when. [26888/02]

 186. Mr. Crawford Information on Seymour Crawford Zoom on Seymour Crawford  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if he has satisfied himself that people from County Monaghan should be sent outside the area and paid for by the North-Eastern Health Board for operations that could be carried out by the surgeons at Monaghan General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26990/02]

 190. Mr. Costello Information on Joe Costello Zoom on Joe Costello  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if the maternity unit will be restored to Monaghan General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the future of the hospital. [27023/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin I propose to answer Questions Nos. 171, 186 and 190 together.

Responsibility for the provision of services at Monaghan General Hospital rests with the North Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the issues raised and to reply directly to the Deputies.

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 172. Ms O. Mitchell Information on Olivia Mitchell Zoom on Olivia Mitchell  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the resources being provided to Beaumont Hospital; the other resources available to the hospital including the income the hospital has derived from the public car-parks on the campus in each of the years since the car-park has been operated by a private company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26889/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin Responsibility for the funding of services at Beaumont Hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the Eastern Regional Health Authority to investigate the position in this matter and to reply to the Deputy directly.


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